Resting Heart Rate and Maximum Burn
What if during exercise my heart rate is too high? -Olivia
When it comes to heart rate, it is best to manually test (two fingers to the throat for 10 seconds then multiply by 6). Unfortunately, machine heart rate monitors are not very accurate. But if you are still finding that your heart rate is very high, it is important to listen carefully to your body. If you feel light-headed, for example, you are probably working too hard. With this said, I have done a little research with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine, the gold standard for exercise science) and have discovered an even better formula than the typical "220 minus your age" formula of yesterday. To determine your max heart rate, follow this simple and more accurate formula:
Once you have established a strong and gradual cardio base, stay at Level 4 for about 15% of your training time. This will help you burn the greatest amount of calories in the shortest amount of time. Plus there is the afterburn effect with interval training. Great question Olivia!
I do have more questions to answer, but I think this is enough for now! If you have additional questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask. I may post them in the next "Your Questions Answered" segment!